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Large, Family Farm House - Perfect Place To Enjoy The Beauty Of New Hampshire

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

7+ Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom In A Lovely, Open Yet Private Setting

Situated on 40+ acres with mountain views, vast fields and dramatic sunsets, Gile Road is the place to relax and reconnect with the earth. Our home is a large 1800's farmhouse that has been expanded and modernized to provide today's comforts with the charm of days long past. Upon entering out family home you will be welcomed into our lovely 'keeping room' with the original over sized fireplace and comfortable overstuffed sofas perfect for lively conversation or a quiet read in front of the fire. There are multiple other common rooms on the first level that are colonial and loaded with history and comfortable surroundings. Our kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances and high-end cookware adjacent to a lovely dining room perfect for a simple breakfast or a gourmet Thanksgiving dinner. As you continue through the house you will enter the sunroom lounge area that looks out onto the patio, swimming pool, stone walls and open fields. This garden area is equipped with relaxing lounge furniture, a barbecue and fire pit perfect for friendly gatherings.

Guest bedrooms are large yet cozy with luxury linens. The second level has 7 bedrooms (3 queens, 2 doubles, and 3 twins) plus a lovely den (double hide-a-bed) and 2 complete baths. There is one full bath on the ground level with an additional half bath located in the library.

Other amenities include: WiFi, one TV with DVD player and an abundance of peace and quiet.

More Details

Property Manager
John L Gile
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2018

About John L Gile

John Gile purchased this property over ten years ago as it had been built by his ancestors in the early 1800s Since that time John has enjoyed sharing the home with his family and friends.

John L Gile purchased this chateau / country house in 2003

Why John L Gile chose Franklin

We purchased this home because it had been built by our great-great-great-great grand father in 1804. The Home stayed within our family until the early 1900's. We love this home as a place for family gatherings over holidays such as July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

We are very flexible with the size of your group. The size of this home makes it perfect for larger groups such as family reunions, holiday events, weddings, etc.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation chateau / country house rental in Franklin, New Hampshire

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:30 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Upstairs, off side room connected to master bedroom suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs, has two sinks
    Downstairs bath - toilet , shower
    Library toilet room - toilet , off of library on first floor
  • bathrooms were updated in the 1970's with a rustic theme
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , off of master bedroom, perfect for children with parents
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , large room, can accommodate cot if needed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , large, upstairs
    Bedroom 2, Laura's room - 1 queen , large, upstairs
    Bedroom 5, Jamie's Room - 1 twin/ single , can accommodate extra twin bed if needed
  • all bedrooms are upstairs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
We are happy to assist you with any special requests. Caretaker onsite unless larger group.


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Large, Family Farm House - Perfect Place To Enjoy The Beauty Of New Hampshire
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Perfect Property

  • 5 of 5

This is our families 2nd stay on Gile Rd. The property is large so we all have our space and has everything needed. This year we didn't leave the property at all during our 4 day stay. We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katie -- Thank you for your return visit and we are so pleased that your family had a nice stay at Gile Road! We look forward to welcoming you back next year. All the best -- John
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Exactly as expected then some...

  • 4 of 5

Great place, clean, big, remote, quiet, ecclectic. Only reason it did not get 5 hot tub (nor was one expected or advertised) for sore muscles after skiing. Wonderful property. Friendly owner. Great family escape.

  • Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic gem in beautiful NH

  • 4 of 5

My friends and I rented this house for the Ragnar Reach the Beach Relay and it was more than spacious enough for our group of 11. It was a gorgeous time of year (mind-September) to visit this area. The owner and groundskeeper with both very communicative leading up to and during our stay. There were plenty of linens and towels for everyone. The house is definitely dated but I think that's part of it's historic charm. A little strange that the washer and dryer are not on the same floor but it was nice to have the option to do laundry while there. It would have been nice to have a map or illustration of the house layout as the upstairs was a bit of a maze to figure out upon arrival. We didn't discover the half bath on the first floor til it was almost time for us to depart, but it was definitely more fun to discover that one on our own. Hidden rooms are exciting. Big thank you to John and Aaron!

  • Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, loved the charm

  • 5 of 5

Once i arrived at the house, Aaron (caretaker) greeted me with the keys, a tour of the place, some rules and even gave me a box of golf balls! This house has some serious charm, great cozy space, wonderful pool, and is in the middle of nothing (which was perfect). Everything was as advertised and did not disappoint. I would easily rent this place again!!!!

  • Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding large family estate

  • 5 of 5

Huge. Open spacious. Gigantic kitchen with everything you could need. Acres of yard for discovery. Deer. Cows. 20 min to concord. We had a ball and will come back soon. Texans in New Hampshire !

  • Submitted: 4-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Donna! So glad you enjoyed your time at Gile Road! All the best.
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A fun and relaxing stay in Franklin New hampshire

  • 4 of 5

Our family reunion last week drawing family from Maryland, Massachusetts, Delaware, New Jersey, Uganda and Kenya -- was fantastic. The house was big with communal areas to accommodate teenagers, young adults and seniors. The spread out lawns allowed for aerobic workouts in the morning, soccer games on front lawn in afternoon followed by swimming in the pool to cool down. The enclosed eating area allowed for out big group to share meals together and bond. The property manager was responsive and easy to deal with. The house is old so need for some sprucing up (shower door fell out as did some window panes from door in outside eating area,).

But all in all we enjoyed the beautiful sunrises and sun sets and the peace of being out in the country. It is also near Webster lake which as a public beach.

  • Submitted: 9-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gibwa -- So glad you were with us. We will be sprucing up now as we approach end of season -- a busy summer. Thank you again and hope you can visit Gile Road in the future!
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Nearest Airport
42.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
In town and at Country Club
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mojalaki Country Club (Public)
Nearest Train
55.7 Miles
Boston Amtrak, some Train lines in Vermont
Nearest Motorway
5.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
In town and at golf club
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Gunstock Mountain
Car: necessary

Gile Road is close to many lakes including Webster , Winnipesaukee, and Close to Ragged Mountain, Mt Sunapee and Gunstock Mountain, Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum, Ellacoya State Park, and just 20 minutes north of Concord the State Capitol. Centrally located for experiencing the Fall colors through out the State.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation chateau / country house rental in Franklin, New Hampshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$322.13
Property Damage Protection C$127.56
Cleaning C$367.22

Actual cleaning fees will be based on number of guests and property use. Extra energy fee for use of air conditioners in summer. "New Hampshire fuel rates require additional fee for service during the months October-March. Fee is 2% of total rental rate"

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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